Shoemaker's Grille

4.6
802 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Shoemakers American Grille, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves a menu full of fine American cuisine. The restaurant aims to provide an enjoyable fine-dining experience and has a large patio in addition to its elegant dining room. Shoemaker's Grille has a full bar which features wine by the glass and bottle in addition to domestic and imported beer and spirits.

Start out with an appetizer to share at Shoemakers Grille such as the onion rings with spicy ketchup or the blackened seared ahi tuna. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon, the double breast of roasted chicken or the blackened grilled salmon filet. For vegetarians, try the personalized vegetable plate.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(434) 455-1510
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 802 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great place, and we will probably return at some point. The food was stellar and the ambiance fantastic. The service was pretty decent overall as well. Only reason it's not a 5 star is because despite having a reservation we had to wait quite awhile before being seated, that coupled with the price, and a few other really minor things that otherwise wouldn't have been an issue made it not quite 5 star. Still recommend for a nice date night out.

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N
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great place but a little pricey. Seems to be even more pricey since The Virginian opened.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary and our meal and service were both outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Servers were constantly at the table which is great cause they were keeping up with needs but made it difficult to have a conversation because we were constantly interrupted.

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BR
Pittsburgh
131 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan is a treasure! Right there when needed, and efficient to the nth degree.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Nice atmosphere as well. This was a birthday dinner & it did not disappoint. A nice special occasion dining experience.

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p
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with all aspects of Shoemaker's Grille. I enjoyed a Sazerac, my blackened Salmon was outstanding, my wife's dinner was very good as well. We loved the 'shoe' theme of the wall hangings and took many pictures of the quotes. We were staying in Appomattox but the best restaurant in the area even though it was in Lynchburg was Shoemaker's. It was well worth the drive. I highly recommend this establishment for dinner.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service would return in a heartbeat

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TC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared and service was great. We were there for our anniversary and it was a great night.

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MC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time there, celebrating our anniversary. Really nice, food was good, and would go back and recommend. The service was a little lacking. We had two wait people for some reason. Not as familiar with the specials, and forgot to tell us until we asked. Could have been a little more attentive, forgot a couple things we asked for during the meal. Didn’t acknowledge our anniversary until the very last thing. I had noted it in our reservation. But a real nice place, and food was good. Wine list is really good.

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FB
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff from beginning g to end. Knowledgeable waiter, good wine list and excellent offerings on the menu. All were happy!

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N
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They have raised there prices way beyond a reasonable value.

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D
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was my 3rd time to Shoemakers in past 12 months. 1st time was amazing-great food, great service. Couldn’t wait to come back. 2nd time, my wife and I both had the house speciality Ribeye again because it was so good the 1st time. We both left more fat on the plate than we ate. So this time afraid of the ribeye we both order filets. Wife’s steak which was ordered med rare, was rare and arrived w/o ordered topping. My steak which I ordered med came out Med well and my potatoes arrived at room temperature. B4 dinner I ordered a vodka gimlet, our 20 something waitress thought I was speaking a different language and apparently the bartender couldn’t help either as it was undrinkable, cost $14, I left 2/3 of it untouched and the waitress never bothered to ask if it was ok? So for a $250+ date night ( we had a very good $100 bottle of cab) and 2 people who love a nice steakhouse, we left underwhelmed and let’s just hope it was an off night, not a trend. That said, 1/2 doz trips to Frankie Rolands in Roanoke and I have never left disappointed.

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RH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tracey was fantastic! The food did take some time, but she made sure we had everything we needed. Despite the food taking some time, it was worth the wait! Definitely will be back and have already recommended it to others.

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TA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I must honestly say that this meal was not very good. Usually one of the best steaks around and that is pretty much all we order when we go is the filet. 8 ounce filet alone is $32.95. Both mine and my wifes filets came to the table luke warm at best as though they had been sitting in the kitchen for a while. They were both so dry we had to ask for bernaise sauce to make them any good at all. First time I have ever had a bad steak there so maybe just a fluke but for the kind of money we spent that night it should have been a LOT better. Veggies were good and we had a nice bottle of wine and we love the atmosphere but steaks....not so hot that night.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two daughters, husband and I we impressed with the special attention to decor, ambiance, and the pleasures of fine dining in this Lynchburg treasure. We enjoyed the chef’s special’s signature fish dish with leeks, and beets, and the savory filet paired with the tastiest side items. The stellar service matched the outstanding level of high quality culinary delights. Next time, we will bring more friends and try to get a room in the most popular, always booked, curio hotel. Shoemaker’s Grille added to our special memory of a weekend with our Liberty daughter. Thank you!

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k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Tough steak. Not good

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Customer Service & Fine Food!!! Celebrated our Anniversary. Highly recommend!

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W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guest from Connecticut was very impressed by the food, wine, and service. Thank you for being THE BEST !!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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F
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drove over an hour there but was well worth the drive, food was great nice evening. Highly recommend very friendly and professional.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an exceptional time there for our 37th anniversary dinner.

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and quiet ambiance. Service was excellent; not too much hovering but helpful when needed. Food was great.

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TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service staff is super friendly food was wonderful. Highly recommend it.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, excellent food...cannot be beat!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! My husband & I celebrated our Anniversary with dinner for two. Amazing food with great cocktails & wine menu. Our waitress was excellent. Very attentive & personable. Highly recommend!

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N
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

very good but pricey. Kind of unorganized with regard to service. Same old excuse that "the bread is in the oven"

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well prepared food and well cooked, spiced,flavored ribeye. While the timing between courses was long, this just set the mood for a romantic dinner. Service was great, attentive and personal (Beth was great).

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c
New England
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very nice Decour
temperature way too cold
music too loud for an upscale dining experience
menu selections OK
wine prices ridiculously high
salads premade
croutons out of a package not homemade
For miniature pieces of bread in the bread basket were a joke
fish elections just OK
Definitely go here just for meat nothing else
Deserts good

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k
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The cuisine was amazing and the atmosphere looked sophisticated but the wall art displayed a good sense of humor. We were also relieved to have a quiet dinner. We enjoyed every bit of the scallop casinos appetizer, seafood chowder, filet mignon, and crab cakes which had more crab meat than breading which was welcomed. We loved it and want to return and also stay at the hotel next time!

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TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the best we had all weekend. the waiter was prompt and courteous.

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food, everything there was top notch, thank you for a wonderful evening

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. The scallops casino was excellent and my filet was cooked perfectly. Best steak I’ve had in years. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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RP
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Shoemakers several times over the last few years, both for dinner with friends and for special occasions. It is always a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. (Stephanie is exceptional!)

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GT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and all VERY satisfied with cook on steaks

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d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, excellent service and attention.

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AN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with Great Steak and Crab Dip and great service!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. The best restaurant in the Lynchburg area!

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K
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Lynchburg for dinner and had a lovely meal with service. The next evening ordered room service at the Craddock Terry Hotel which was prepared by Shoemakers as well.

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j
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Shoemakers was excellent. The filet and crab cake combo was one of my favorite meals in recent memory. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and included special personal touches that made the whole experience enjoyable.

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